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AUGUST 21, 1909.
The ?tumtcr Watchman ^IfV^oui
mm tat HI* and the True Southron
tltt. The Watchman and Southron
Sh>w has the combined circulation and
?satu^nce of both of the old papers,
and la manifestly the best advertising
mm in Burster.
Yho election on Tuesday did not
eerttl Anything, except that the coun
tlea which voted prohibition are to
fee dry. The countlee that voted for
the dispensary are to be permitted to
retain the dispenaary. under the lo?
cal option plan, only until the prohi
feKlontsts can put a state-wide prohlbl
tton bill through the legislature. J.
A. McCullough. of Oreenvllle, M. I*
thnnYh. of Kershaw. C. A. Smith, of
aTtorvnce. J. Wright Nash, of Spartan
fewrn; and other leaders of the prohl
tottton facti, a have come out for the
tmeat of a state wide prohibition
by the next eeaslon of the legis
regardless of the wishes of
counties that have voted to re?
tain -the dispensary. This means that
the approaching session of the legis?
lature will "be gteen up to a fight over
the Irquor question. The prohibition
sender. In the legislature will be
charted with bad faith, for It was
?eadetstood that there was a hard
and fast agreement that the liquor
neust, an would be left to the people
set the several counties for settlement.
The plan of the prohibition leaders
appnars to be to force prohibition on
the wet counties regardless of the
rennt* of the election. If they suc
?secei ?n enacting a state wide law, as
H probable, the efficacy of statutory
or oh nation in communities where e
sanier It y srt oppi>aed to It. will be
pot te a severe test. In those eoun
tsea that hav# voted to give prohlbl
Hod m trig! the attempt to make peo?
ple temperate by law. has some
gap ens of success, through the force
VI tpantfc sentiment, but in the co
secnl cotmttee the situation will be
MsTerent and ?.he antagonism to the
law will %e sharper and more wide
Bat In the circumstances
Is not concerned In the fight
end we have a big enough task on
hands to enforce the law. which
S majority of thai* who voted have
?med, without borrowing trouble.
not believt that a people can
be made moral or sober by law.
bat now that we have a condition and
?at a theory confronting us. it is our
tnty to obey the law as individuals
and do our utmost to inspire In'
ttisers respect for the law that they
feevunnah la talking oC having a
aa Canal lUaoettion. If they
*a getting up aa good s
an Dept. Wagener had In Char?
it will he worth while. The
thing awning to make the Char
EcpesltJon ? great exposition
is the attendance.
n i e
? tsjeaptete count of the Pourth
July fatalities shows that they
the fatalities of the
American war. This being
would It not be proper to or
a Fourth of July Survivors' as
*?Angus A Herald. And ap
MssTJOlDK AT LANGLEY.
. M. Hamlet K IU John Ithoden?
Athen. Aug. II ?N. H. Hamlet, a
man, an operative In the
ly mill, waa placed In the Al
ru Jail this rooming. Hamlet shot
? nd Instantly killed John Rhoden, an
??^Isar yosng man, with whose brother
last had a disturbace last night,
?hooting occurred about 8 o'clock
morning In the public park at
ley. Hamlet, was Immediately
sn Charge and brought to Alken
ff>?*nrn1y Bustle meeting Mr. John
9 "Wefclep. In whose charge Hamlet
wan\ at Oranlteville. en route to Ai
Inha. James and Oacar Rhoden,
hrolhers. moved to Langle:
years ago and kept bachelor'
there. They are w?dl known
r-ena men. having splendid reputa
?ssesj far qniet and peacefulueas.
"?There la more Catarrh In this sec
?teas nf the country than all other dls
'sn-en put together, and until the last
IVn? years waa supposed to be I neur?
on**. n?or a great many yeare doc
tnrt psnjgjgajgjggg it a local disease and
swiesnsthed local remedies, and by con
?? **g falling to cure with local
er?- -t-mmt pronounced It Incurable,
an* h.?.. proven catarrh to be a
? ?rtitutl.mil dis,unit therefore
?Irtti oonHtitutlon.il treatment.
- to Catarrh Cure, manufactured bf
W I. Ctieney ft Co., Toledo, Ohio, Is
th- oedy constitutional cure on the
?na hot. It Is taken Irtenally In
?ene*-p front 10 drop* to a ISnspOQIlful.
Ill ages directly on the blood and mu
sjans* srnrfs.ro* >f the ?ygtSsh, They of
?*? es>n hau i I dollars for any case
Igt tits to cure. S.uid for circulars
as* testhnori .)-.
dress: F J ?'IIKNKY A CO., To
d l?y lrrugglats, Tic
I he flairs Family Pills for const!
Farmers' Union News
m ? an is ?
I Practical Thoughts for Practical Farmers
K (Contacted by E. W. Dabbs, President WmiUmWwf Union of Sumter
The Watchman and Southron having decided to double its service by
semi-weekly publication, would improve that service by special features.
The first to be inaugurated is this Department for the Farmers' Union and
Practical Farmers which I have been requested to conduct. It will be my
aim to give the Union news and official calls of the Union. To that end
officers, and members of the Union are requested to use these columns.
Also to publish such clippings from the agricultural papers and Govern?
ment Bulletins as I think will be of practical benefit to our readers. Ori?
ginal articles by any of our readers telling of their successes or failures
will be appreciated and published.
Trusting this Department will be of mutual benefit to all concerned,
All communications for tl is Department should be sent to E. W. Dabbs.
Mayesvllle. S. C.
In accordance with the wishes of
the meeting at Dalxell last Thurs?
day I will be there on Tuesday, the
24th. at 10 o'clock a. m. to reorganise
the Dalsell Union. Whether I go
to Rembert and Pisgah or not de?
pends on letters from friends at
E. W. Dabbs.
Some Random Thoughts.
The suggestion as to how to keep
a mower from choking is worth re?
membering and trying. Very few
things are more aggravating than to
have a mower choke up every few
stepe, and leave a badly cut sward.
* ? ?
"Inoculation" is timely in view of
the Interest In more nitrogen gather?
ing crops. Dr. Goodrich addressed
some forty-odd earnest farmers of
the Black river section at Mayesvllle
yesterday. Representative farmers
from Lee and Clarendon counties
were there, some of them coming 15
miles, while all but one of the good
farmers of Mayesvllle were "too
busy" to attend.
Dr. Goodrlch's subject, "Controllng
Fertility," was so interesting that his
auditors kept him on his feet nearly
two hours, and all the afternoon he
had a group of three or four farmers
around him seeking more light on
some phase or other of the subject.
flU interest shown by all present Im
ample reo ?inpeOM' for the trouble of
getting up the meeting, hut it is a
source of regret that any farmer in
Ave miles should have been "too
busy" to come out.
? ? ?
Hon. James Henry Rice. Jr., gave
a history of the organisation and
alms of the Audubon Society. Many
who listened merely out of curiosity
had their eyes opened to the import?
ance of the subject. The wonderful
bunch of vines at the inside end of
the cutter bar. These chokes took
time and muscle, and a desperate ef?
fort to keep from swearing, and my
brother, who was watching me, look?
ed closely for the cause. He finally
discovered that the vines which did
not fall flat come over the top of the
curved rod divider or guide at the in?
side of the outter bar; these escaped
the knives and started a drag which
grew bigger till It stopped the mower.
The choke was caused by the vines
coming over the rod. The obvious
remedy was to keep thern from com?
ing over. So we bent the rod till it
was straight, and pointed over the
singletree, the end being higher than
The sorghum was six feet high
with peavines curled to the top and
so thick that it would not fall, and
I could cut only three feet at a
round, yet the mower clicked through
it without another choke. Some?
times a little choke will form on the
outside end but It Is not hard to re?
move. A rod straight, as described,
will have to be removed when the
cutter bar Is erected, because It will
strike the tongue and be bent, but
the change calls for removing only
one bolt, a job small In comparison
with unchoklng a mower.?H. H.
Gary, Statesville, Ala., In Progressive
IT PAYS TO INOCULATE
A Comparison of Results Obtained on
Fields where Inoculated Soil Was
Applied and on Those Where It
Messrs. Editors: Crimson clover
being a leguminous plant, must have
Inoculation to do well on most soils.
Inoculation produces the germs that
enable It to get the nitrogen it needs
from the air. There are three ways
of inoculating soil. One way is to
relationship between bird and Insect j continue clover on the same land for
life, and crop salvation or destruc-1 a series of years until it gets the soil
tion. Is simply marvelous. Mr. Rice j wel1 nl,ed with the necessary germs.
is thoroughly familiar with his sub?
ject?a veritable walking encyclope?
dia of natural history. His tribute to
the beautiful wisdom of God in His
creative work. And how until man
appeared on the scene the equilibri?
um was maintained. This subject
should be taught in our rural
schools along with other agricultural
topics, for it is of as much import?
ance as soil fertility or marketing of
crops. Not being given to doing
things hastily, none of the farmers
present joined the society, but there
are several who will join before a
? ? ?
Theae addresses and this meeting
indicate something of the scope of
work the local unions should take up
and ( iseiiHs at their meetings. I hear?
tily Indorse the plans on foot to for?
mulate a series of 24 lessons for each
year for* use at the bi-weekly meet?
ings of the Union. Stressing as I do
the importance of education, it is a
step In the right direction. Every
member of the Union should feel
when he attends a meeting that he
has learned something or contributed
something to the sum total of knowl
edge of some subject connected with
farming or farm life. A meeting where
there Is nothing but neighborhood
gossip, with nothing done Injures tlu
Union, causes its members to lose
Interest. But If we can have some
live subject up for discussion mem
bers will be on hand for fear of miss
Ing something it they stay at home,
During the coming months let us
take tip the winter legumes, sowing
oats and wheat, and at each meeting
have some member appointed t?
lead off the discussion.
R, W, D.
A Dei leg to Keep the .Mower I Yon
This ir a tedious and rather slow and
expensive way. Another way is to
get the inoculation from a prepared
culture. This must be carefully
handled to be successful. Still anoth?
er, and by far the cheapest and sur?
est method, is by spreading soil from
a well inoculated ciover field over
the surface of a newly sown clover
patch and harrowing it in. If only
a poor stand of clover is obtained
the first season, or if part of it fails
to do well, seed should be sown
again the next year on the same soil.
By these repeated sowings the clover
gets better every year and soon has
the desired inoculation.
Sour ami Wet Soils.
Clover and other legumes do not
succeed on lands that for any reason
are sour or that are filled with water
during a considerable portion of the
year. Water excludes the air. Few
plants will grow without air in the
soil. Acidity may be overcome by
applying from 50 to 1,000 pounds
of lime per acre, or by the use of
floats or ground shells. Acid soils
usually have sorrel growing on
them. An acid condition may also
be determined by testing the soil
with blue litmus paper. It is useless
to plant clover on wet soil. Either a
good form of surface drainage or un?
der drainage should be practiced if
clover Is to be planted there.?C. R.
Hudson in Progressive Farmer.
Mary Krockman, colored, fired
three pistol balls Into her husband,
at ReldvlllS Saturday night. The
wounded man Is expected to die.
Byrd Brockman, her husband, was
whipping his wif. and the pistol
dropped out Of his pocket. The wo?
man picked up the weapon and open?
ed tire shooting three times. AH three
?hots took effect, on., bail passed
through tiie Intestines.
Me-Mrv Kdltors: Several y?\irs :w,r<>
I was eattlag a rank place of hay,
11' is, giuss and sorghum, and the
mowet choked frequently with a big
a commission was issued t.? the
Southern Audit company of Colum?
bia. The capital of the company Is
TUR RED SHIRT REUNION.
Everything Now in Readiness for the
Gathering at Anderson?The Pro?
gramme of the Day.
Anderson, Aus. 18.?Final arrange?
ments for the great Red Shirt re?
union to be held in Anderson August
24-25 were completed today and now
everything is in readiness for the
event. Thousands of visitors are ex?
pected, and will be taken care of in
grand style. The railroads and
interurban lines will run special cars
and the crowd will be handled com?
On August 24, Tuesday, only dele?
gates from the various counties will
have to attend the meetings, for on
this day the State organization will
be perfected, by-laws and constitu?
tions to be adopted and officers will
be elected. The meeting will be call?
ed to order in the court house by
Col. J. C. Stribling, temporary chair?
man, at 11 a. m. An address of web
come will be made by Mayor Sher
ard and a reisponse will be made* by
a visiting Red Shirt man. After the
delegates are enrolled by counties
and after the committee on creden?
tials reports, thfc constitution and
by-laws will be adopted. An ad
journment will then be taken for
At 4 o'clock promptly the meeting
will reassemble to elect State officers.
At 8 o'clock in the evening Col.
Robert Aldrieh of Barnwell will ad?
dress the gathering in the court
house on some Red Shirt subject. The
ladles and the public at large are
cordially invited to be present.
Wednesday, the 26th, will be the
big day, and a record-breaking crowd
is expected here. At 11 a. m. the
chief marshall of the day (to be se?
lected on Tuesday) will move the
parade, passing in review before the
officers, Gov. Ansel and staff, Adjt.
Gen. Boyd and staff and other offi?
cers, who will be stationed on the
plada. The march will then be com?
menced to Buena Vista park, one
mile down River street. . Salutes will
be fired when the line Is halted to
allow the reviewing officers to pass
down the line just before entering
Buena Vista park.
The line of march will be compos?
ed of the following organizations:
Decorated automobiles with occu?
pants dressed In red, under command
of Col. J. E. Barton.
Red Shirt men on foot, under com?
mand of Col. J. G. Mobley of Fair
field county and MaJ. Guyton of An?
Red Shirt boys on foot under com?
mand of Capt. Pk C. Galllard of New
Ladies on horseback, under Col. J.
Mounted Red Shirts, under Col. J.
T. C. Jones.
Mounted Spanish-American war j
veterans, under command of Col. H.
Fire department in fire wagons,
under command of Capt W. N. Scott.
Artillery command of Pendleton
Red Shirts, under command of Capt
P. C. Galllard. of Newberry.
Members of Palmetto Riflemen,
mounted, under command of Capt. J.
The speaking will be commenced
in the grove at Buena Vista park on
arrival of the parade. The speakers
will be ex-Gov. John C. Sheppard and
Senator B. R. Tillman.
At the conclusion of the speaking
dinner will be served in the park.
THE MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE
COMPANY OF NEW YORK.
F. H. Hyatt, Manager for S. C.
Figures Never Lie and Here are the
Figures of the Mutual Life Insur?
ance Co., of New York.
For the month of May, 1909, the
South Carolina Agency received ap?
plications amounting to $194,037.00.
Cash Dividends declared to South
Carolina pollcyholders for July settle?
Since April 20, 1909, the following
death claims have been paid to South
Carolina pollcyholders $33,760.00.
Proofs of death are being prepared
by claimants for $53,300.00.
These figures are so plain and con?
vincing that "He who runs may
ISAAC M. LORYEA,
Special Agent Clarendon and Sumter.
Offices at Manning and Sumter.
Jas. D. Graham, Agent, Sumter.
J. E. McFaddln, Agent, Sardinia,
M. B. LesoHne, Agent, Pine wood.
A Simple Answer.
A school teacher in one of the low?
er grades once asked her room.
"What is wind?"
After a thoughtful pause, a small
hand was raised. "Well, Holier*,
what is your answer?"
"Why-er, wind is the air when it
gets In B hurry," answered Robert.?
Messrs. J. L Harringer, P. A. Wil
onx. w. J. Brown, and B. B. Ingman
have asked for a franchise for an
electric road in Florence.
Send us your job work.
The Kind You Have Always Bought, and which has been
in use for over 30 years, has borne the signature of
- and has been made under his per*
fy^Z^^T^ , sonal supervision since its infancy*
^'?^^r^T f^+Cmmi Allow no one to deceive you in this*
All Counterfeits, Imitations and" Jusl-as-good"are but
Experiments that trine with and endanger the health of
Infants and Children?Experience against Experiment*
What is CASTORIA
Cfcstoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil,
goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. ]Ct is Pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic
substance. Its age is its guarantee. 3it destroys Worms
and allays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhoea and Wind
Colic It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates the
Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep.
The Children's Panacea?The Mother's Friend.
GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS
Bears the Signatur? of
The Kind Yon Have Always Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years.
MMTV, TT MWMttV ?fltl, ? KW TO? * Orr?.
A lawyer, going Into the parlor of
his home noticed pencil-marks on the
wall, put there, as he rightly suppos?
ed, by one of his children. He called
his little five and six year old son and
daughter in to see which one had
done the mischief. Of course each
one blamed It on the other, so the
father said. "Well, my son, a little
bird told me he was siting on the
fence and saw you through the win?
dow marking the wall." The little
fellow answered, "Get that bird and
make him prove it."?The Delinea?
tor for September.
James, aged six, after having had
his first ride on a scenic railway, de?
scribed his feelings thus:
"It made me feel just like I was all
gone tut my soul, and that was al?
most tickled to death."?The Deline?
?In buying a cough medicine don't
be afraid to get Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy. There is no danger from
it, and relief Is sure to follow. Espe?
cially recommended for coughs, colds'
and whooping cough. Sold by W. W.
frees Buuiter Racks,?Relief i*ro\edj
Bs Lapee of Time.
Backache Is a heavy burden;
Nervousness wears one out;
Rheumatic pain; urinary Ills;
All are kidney burdens?
Dally effects of kidney weakness.
No use to cure the symptoms,
Relief Is but temporary It the cause
Cure the kidneys and you cure the
Relief comes quickly?comes to
Doan's Kidney Pills cure kidney
Prove it by your neighbor's case.
Here's Sumter testimony.
The story of a permanent cure.
J. A. Burgess, 317 W. Liberty St.,
Sumter, S. C, says: "About five years
ago I suffered severely from back?
aches and my kidneys were much dis?
ordered. I used Doan's Kidney Pills,
procured at China's drug store and
they cured me. I gave a statement
for publication recommending them
in 1903 and at the present time, after
five years have elapsed, I can say
that I have not had a return of my
old trouble. Doan's Kidney Pills are
the best remedy I ever used for my
back and kidneys and I am glad to
confirm all I previously said about
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster-Mllburn Co., Buffalo.
New York, sole agents for the United
Remember the name?Doan's?and
take no other. No. 8.
Lou Wolcott, n trained nurse,
of pellagra in Rock Hill.
For Infants and Children,
The Kind You Hate Always Sought
re of d^^^f^^t
Insurance In All Lines.
My friends wanting either Fire
or Live Stock or Plate Glass In?
surance, will please call on me as
I represent No. 1 Companies, In
both lines. Can Insure your
Horses, Males, and Cows, In the
American Live Stock Insurance
Co. by death from any cause.
W. A. BROWN,
Sumter, S. C.
E. J. S W. K. DUNNE,
Plans and Specifications for
all C lasses of Buildings.
Personal attention given the
Supervision of all Work.
Law Range ephone 390.
Sumter, S. C.
By virtue of the decree of the Court
of Common Pleas for Sumter County,
in the State of South Carolina, in the
case of Minnie McDowell, plaintiff,
against. Lula Palmer. Frank Walsh
and Ida Walsh, defendants, I will sell
at public outcry, to the highest bid?
der, at the Court House in the City of
Sumter, in the County and State
aforesaid, on Saleday in September,
190). being the sixth day of said
month, during the legal hours of
sale, the following real estate, to wit:'
All that tract of land In the City and
County of Sumter, adjoining lands of
Dicey Mickens, Durant, Betsy Wil?
liams, W. H. Price and Angeline Nel?
son arid Minnie McDowell and being
all the real estate owned by Barte
mus Grant at the time of his death.
Terms of sale, cash. Purchaser to
pay for papeprs.
E. C. HAYNSWORTH,
S-21 31-law Master.
We wish to notify our friends an<T
the public In general that we have
severed our connection with Boyle
Live Stock Co. and will be found on
East Biampton avenue where we will
with Mr. S. M. Pierson engage in a
genera: Live Stock. Vehicle and
Farm Implement and Machinery bus?
J. N. BROWN,
T. V. WALSH.
Our customers are our best adver?
tisements. Every pair of glasses fit?
ted by us sells others.
Every day some one says: "Mrs.
So and So is so well pleased with her
glasses that I thought I would come
We are human, never satisfied. We
want to add you to our chain. To
hit you as to fit your friends in the
We correct all defects of the llu
nuill Eye that Glasses will Remedy.
W. A. Thompson,
0 S. Main Street - Sumter. S. C.
FOR SALE Seed rye and oats, will
have seed wheat, barley etc., later.
Booth-Harby Livestock Co., S-2